THQ auction results: Nordic Games takes Darksiders, Red Faction; 505 Games is Drawn to Life

THQ auction results Nordic Games takes Darksiders, Red Faction 505 Games is Drawn to Life
The THQ back catalog auction results are in, with Nordic Games riding away with the intellectual property (IP) rights to Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs. ATV for $4.9 million. The company picked up nearly all the assets in the auction, including Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans and much more.

"First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles," said Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors. "A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs."

The other reveal is 505 Games grabbed the rights to Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter for $300K.

The news follows this afternoon's unexpected acquisition of the Homeworld franchise by Gearbox Software. We now know the price tag for Gearbox to re-release the original games on digital distribution networks and take a swing at its own spin on the real-time strategy franchise was $1.35 million.

We've listed the winning bids in greater detail after the break.


Listed with auction lot designations:

Homeworld (Lot 2) (IP)
  • Winning bid: $1.35M - Gearbox Software

Darksiders (Lot 4), Red Faction (Lot 1), MX vs ATV (Lot 3), Other Owned Software from Lot 5 (includes Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and more), and Other Licensed Software from Lot 6 (includes Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and more) (IP)
  • Winning bid: $4.9 million from Nordic Games Licensing AB
Nordic Games isn't currently sharing the full details of its Lot 5 and 6 acquisitions.

"As we still have some open points with regards to a couple of titles we will not publish a comprehensive list at this stage," a Nordic Games representative tells Joystiq. "However, once everything is fixed and the ink is dry – around mid-May – we will go out with a comprehensive list of titles which we have acquired in the process."

Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (A specific pull from Lot 5) (IP)
  • Winning bid: $300,000 - 505 Games

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THQ Official List of Intellectual Property Available for Bidding

Lot 1 - Nordic Games Licensing AB
  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction Armageddon
  • Red Faction 2
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Lot 2 - Gearbox Software
  • Homeworld
  • Homeworld 2

Lot 3 - Nordic Games Licensing AB
  • MX Alive
  • MX vs ATV Untamed
  • MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
  • MX Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV: On The Edge

Lot 4 - Nordic Games Licensing AB
  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders 2

Lot 5 - Nordic Games Licensing AB (please see quote above)
  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • Elements of Destruction
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • Fantastic Pets
  • All Star Karate
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  • Beat City
  • Juiced
  • Big Beach Sports
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  • Big Beach Sports 2
  • Lock's Quest: Construction Combat
  • Big Family Games
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Crawler
  • Pax Imperia
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Deep Six
  • Summoner
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Summoner 2
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Terranium
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  • The Outfit
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  • Titan Quest
  • Dood's Big Adventure
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  • Drawn to Life
  • uDraw
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • World of Zoo
Lot 5 exception - 505 Games
  • Drawn to Life
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

Lot 6 - Nordic Games Licensing AB (please see quote above)
  • Costume Quest
  • Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  • Daniel X (SueJack)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  • Deepak Chopra's Leela (Curious Holdings)
  • Stacking
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  • Supreme Commander
  • Jeopardy
  • Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
  • Jeopardy 2
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Truth or Lies
  • Let's Ride Best of Breed
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  • Wheel of Fortune 2
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  • World of Zoo
  • Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  • Worms 2
  • Nexuiz Worms Battle Islands
  • Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
  • Worms Open Warfare
  • Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • PurrPals 2
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
  • Rio
  • You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision)
  • Rocket Riot
  • Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.